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Parent Resources

Autism Society of Washington.  A chapter of Autism Society of America.

Autism Speaks. The nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.

Autism Speaks CADRE - Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Center for Parent Information & Resources. National organization with disability information for all ages.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, including disabilities.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to obtain services and supports based on individual preference, capabilities and needs, and which promote everyday activities, routines and relationships common to most citizens.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). Helping individuals with disabilities to participate fully in their communities and become employed.

Guidance for Families: Special Education in Washington State (OSPI)

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights (PACER) Center. National organization that helps to expand opportunities and enhance quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities and their families.

PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment). Provides information, training and support for parents/guardians and individuals with disabilities.

Shoreline PTA Council Mental Health Committee. The goal of this committee is to reduce negative stereotypes and stigma around mental health for Shoreline School District families and students.

Shoreline Special Education PTSA. Their mission is to build community within and between student groups, caregivers, and staff, and to advocate for special education students and for equitable, inclusive education for all.  

Sibshops: For Siblings of Children with Special Health and Developmental Needs. Sibshops for Siblings of Kids with Special Health and Development Needs includes, but is not limited to: diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and heart, kidney, liver, gastrointestinal or lung disease, autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and spina bifida.

The Arc of King County. Provides resources and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The Washington State Fathers Network. Local group that supports fathers of special needs children.